The Meatification of Diets

Tony Weis


Routledge Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Security

The meatification of diets describes the movement of meat from the periphery of human consumption patterns – where it was for the vast majority of agricultural history – to the centre. It is more often referred to in somewhat abstract terms like ‘dietary change’, the ‘animal protein ladder’, and the ‘nutrition revolution’. Yet however termed, this is perhaps the most powerful of all nutritional shifts associated with modernity and accordingly, an underappreciated aspect of what development is expected to bring with respect to food.

Citation: 2016. In Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz, Meera Shekar (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Food, Nutrition and Security. London: Routledge.

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